Description: combination over-and-under flintlock holster pistol and concealed dagger, the wood forestock finely inlaid with silver wire scrolls, part-octagonal stepped barrels stamped and incised with initials 'B.O.C.A.S', lock with incised motifs, the silver waisted hilt in two sections, opening to reveal a dagger with fine double-edged blade
Condition Report: In fairly good condition, the hilt scratched and rubbed, further patches of rubbing and oxidisation to barrels and lock, the blade also with some erosion, as viewed.
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